1/25 1952 Hudson Hornet Car Mel's Drive-In Model Kit

1/25 1952 Hudson Hornet Car Mel's Drive-In Model Kit

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Scale: 1/25 Model Kit
Year: 1952
Make: Hudson 
Model: Hornet Car Mel's Drive-In 
Manufacturer: Moebius
Skill Level: 3
Requires: Paint and Glue

The Hudson Hornet is an automobile that was produced by the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan between 1951 and 1954. The Hornet was also built by American Motors Corporation (AMC) in Kenosha, Wisconsin and marketed under the Hudson brand between 1955 and 1957. The Hornet, introduced for the 1951 model year, was based on Hudson's "step-down" design that was first seen in the 1948 model year on the Commodore. The design merged body and frame into a single structure, with the floor pan recessed between the car's frame rails instead of sitting on top of the frame. Thus one "stepped down" into a Hudson. The step-down chassis's "lower center of gravity...was both functional and stylish. The car not only handled well, but treated its six passengers to a sumptuous ride. The low-slung look also had a sleekness about it that was accentuated by the nearly enclosed rear wheels. In 1952 the "Twin H-Power" version was introduced with dual single-barrel carburetors atop a dual-intake manifold, and power rose to170 hp (127 kW). The hood featured a functional scoop that ducts cold air to the carburetors and was considered "ventilation" in 1954, rather than ram air.[1] The engine could be tuned to produce 210 hp (157 kW) when equipped with the "7-X" modifications that Hudson introduced later.[3] During 1952 and 1953 the Hornet received minor cosmetic enhancements, and still closely resembled the Commodore of 1948. The Hornet proved near-invincible in stock-car racing. Despite its racing successes...sales began to languish. Hudson's competitors, using separate body-on-frame designs, could change the look of their models on a yearly basis without expensive chassis alterations, whereas the Hornet's "modern, sophisticated uni-body design was expensive to update," so it "was essentially locked in" and "suffered against the planned obsolescence of the Big Three [General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler] automakers.
  • Molded in Neutral Gray with Chrome Parts, Clear Parts, and Clear Red Parts
  • Detailed interior
  • Chrome parts
  • 308 6-cylinder or "Twin-H-Power" engine
  • Optional wire rims
  • Waterslide decals
  • Illustrated instruction

Part Number: MOE1216

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